Old Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people  and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined at our school as:

- protecting children from maltreatment;

- preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;

- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes


If you have any questions or concerns in relation to safeguarding then please contact a member of the Old Park School designated safeguarding team.  


Mrs L. Powis-Hedley

Designated Safeguarding Lead








Mr A. Burns

Designated Governor for Safeguarding




Mr J. Neil

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Miss C. Read

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead



Mrs M. Edmunds

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead



Because of our day-to-day contact with children and young people, staff are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in children’s behaviour or their failure to develop. We need, therefore ‘to be alert to the possibility of abuse occurring, aware of the procedures to be followed if the school have suspicions and have the confidence to follow those procedures. 


Our safeguarding policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.

The following documents are used in school to underpin and support our safeguarding systems and processes.

Old Park School recognises that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can face additional safeguarding challenges. Staff in our school recognise that additional barriers can exist when recognising abuse and neglect in this group of children. The following documents offer additional support for those caring for and working with children with additional needs.

Keeping children safe whilst online can be difficult at times. The parental guides below offer a range of advice on how to protect your child, whilst allowing them to benefit from the digital world. Further information is also available at www.nationalonlinesafety.com

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